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Asia, India, Western Garhwal, Gangotri, Gangotri I (6672m) Ascent

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 2002

Gangotri I (6672m) ascent. Although this high peak south of Gangotri Temple has now seen many ascents, one on September 26 was notable. On that day 12 members of an all-women Indian expedition organized by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation reached the summit via the normal route up the northeast ridge. The team, led by Lata Joshi, started from a base camp in the Rudugaira Kharak and was one of three IMF sponsored expeditions in 2001.

Harish Kapadia, Honorary Editor, The Himalayan Journal

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